In this world, change can be brought about only to the self. It is the nature of a human being not to live with his nature unless he takes the effort to find his real nature – and positive psychology is the self-effort one takes to make sure not to express that, which is not your true human nature; e.g. anger, sadness, doubt, fear.
Psychology is the logic that varies from person to person. The physiology of every human being is the same. A person’s psychology is a combination of four factors. First, his self-belief systems like religion. Second, the conditioning through family and society. Third is one’s perception about the self and one’s knowledge and finally, what decides psychology is one’s state of mind.
Today I shall discuss positive psychology and its importance. Consider smoking, it is globally known and accepted that smoking is injurious to health. For all our knowledge, intelligent fools in the name of human beings still allow it to happen.
Why do I discuss this under positive psychology? We know that smoking is injurious to health and we can tell a smoker that smoking can cause cancer. However, failing to hold positive psychology, one lives in a state of negative psychology which is even more injurious than smoking.
Failing to hold positive psychology makes one emotionally low and the person get into negative imagination. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that the highest cause for health disorders isn’t physical ailments, it is psychosomatic disorders and the first solution to prevent & recover from any psychosomatic disorder or psychological issue isn’t medicines or drugs, it is positive psychology. Feeling good when things are going your way isn’t positive psychology. Positive psychology is the effort an individual takes to maintain a positive state of mind even in a negative situation. It is the highest contributor to regain lost health and happiness and to maintain existing health and happiness. There is ample medical research to prove that stress & depression are the highest causes for increase in acidity and toxins in the body which cause diseases like cancer, blood pressure, diabetics etc. But the point isn’t what one could suffer by not maintaining positive psychology but the benefits one gains for sure when he does.
Positive psychology acts like an antivirus. It prevents the system from unwanted applications and virus that affect existing applications and allows them to function properly. The same happens when you hold positive psychology.
To maintain positive psychology, take the self-effort to maintain a positive mental equivalent for every situation, before you get into the action. Following this one simple principle gives phenomenal positive changes in every aspect of life.
The Vedas say that success has to reach one who takes an effort to stay in ‘prarthana’ or positive psychology. The first step to health and happiness isn’t right exercise and diet, these are a waste if one doesn’t first maintain a positive psychology.
I want you not just to read this but take it to life, that a successful person doesn’t need to be a healthy and happy person, but a healthy and happy person will be a successful person!! Wishing you a life of Peace, Success and Happiness.
— Atmayogi Shri Aasaanji is a non-religious, contemporary Spiritual Master and the founder of the Atmayoga Foundation (Institute for Inner-Science and Self-Transformation) www.atmayoga.in